ORS 42.125¹
Seal of state officer or state agency authorized

(1) For the purposes of ORS 40.510 (Rule 902. Self-authentication) (1)(a) and (d), each state officer and state agency may have a seal which, unless specifically provided otherwise by law, shall consist of an impression, imprint or likeness of the state seal accompanied by the name of the state officer or state agency.

(2) As used in this section:

(a) “Seal” has the meaning given that term in ORS 42.110 (Seal defined).

(b) “State agency” means every state officer, board, commission, department, institution, branch or agency of the state government, except:

(A) The Legislative Assembly and the courts and their officers and committees; and

(B) The Public Defense Services Commission.

(c) “State officer” includes any appointed state official who is authorized by the Oregon Department of Administrative Services to have a seal and any elected state official, except members of the Legislative Assembly. [1982 s.s.1 c.14 §1; 2003 c.449 §23; 2005 c.22 §32]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 42—Execution, Formalities and Interpretation of Writings, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors042.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent. Currency Information